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Boeing B-29 Superfortress Information

Images are from Government photographers assigned to take publicity photos showing the contribution of Bonneville Power Administration to the war effort. Used with permission.

Workers inside Boeing B-29 fuselage showing pressure tube for tailgunner
Inside the rear fuse of a B-29 Superfortress on the assembly line

Close up of the B-29 Superfortress with women workers inside the fuselage showing the pressure tube for the tail gunner to get to his position.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress production line of the fuselage with workers inside each plane.Line of B-29 tail sections under assembly in the Renton plant
Production line showing fuselages with workers at the Boeing Renton plant in Washington during World War II. Compare the size of these against a similar photo of the B-17 fuselage.

Women workers washing a wing of a B-29 on the production lineWomen workers washing a B-29 wing. Women workers cleaning the wing of a B-29 before next stage. This gives a good idea of the size of a Superfortress.

Women workers inside the wing of a B-29 Superfortress painting it with respirators on.Workers inside the wing of a B-29 painting it.
Women plant workers inside the wing of a B-29 painting (zinc chromate?) at Boeing plant showing the size of the wing and how thick the wing is.

View of the 3 line B-29 factory floor at end of line just before rollout of completed aircraft.
Almost completed B-29 about to roll out the factory door.
B-29 final assembled at the Boeing Renton plant awaiting finished touches before rolling out of the plant to delivery. Tail number 461535 can be read on the nearest aircraft

The B-29 Enola Gay Superfortress that dropped the first Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, August 1945 at Tinian.B-29 Enola Gay at Tinian after the war
Col (later General) Paul Tibbets B-29 'Enola Gay' which he flew to Hiroshima to drop the first Atomic bomb 'Little Boy' at the end of World War II.
Here the Enola Gay heavy bomber is seen parked on Tinian after the war has ended.

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